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Insightful, Very Helpful For Dealing With and Understanding Narcissists
on November 17, 2008
This book has been a great eye opener for me in recognizing and learning to deal with narcissistic people in my personal life and at work. I consider myself to be quite observant but I have been fooled a number of times by the charming energy and magnetism of narcissists. I became involved with a couple of boyfriends whom I found very attractive. They were bright, fascinating, and successful in their careers. Now I understand why these relationships didn't work out. Both of these individuals are narcissists. Eventually, they showed their true selves---They are self-absorbed, feel entitled to whatever they want, don't express empathy of any kind, have feelings of superiority, and can turn verbally demeaning and cruel in an instant. After reading this book I understand narcissists:their outer grandiose persona, childhood origins of the problem, the need to manipulate and control others. The author is an expert on narcissists, writes in an engaging style, and gives many dramatic and instructive examples of narcissists in action. She gave me the tools I needed for dealing with narcissists on a personal level and at work.